Nostalgia: Looking back to when Sir Alf Ramsey returned to Ipswich to open a training centre in 1978
PUBLISHED: 14:30 12 February 2020
Ipswich and England legend Sir Alf Ramsey made his return to the town in March 1978 – but not in a footballing capacity.
Sir Alf was the guest of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as he opened their new training centre in St John's Road.
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His visit came not long after he left his post at Birmingham City Football Club, where we was briefly caretaker manager and a consultant for the club.
During his visit to the CITB facility, he was given a tour of the centre, where he met trainees learning the skills needed for their careers in construction, and also unveiled a plaque to commemorate the opening.
Sir Alf's legacy is still very much remembered around Ipswich today with a stand at Portman Road named after him and as well as a statue outside the ground.
Do you remember Sir Alf's visit to the CITB in 1978 - or did you meet him that day? To share your memories, email email@example.com
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